Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun avant-garde

1 sense of avant-garde

Sense 1
avant-garde, vanguard, van, new wave -- (any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts))
       => artistic movement, art movement -- (a group of artists who agree on general principles)

Antonyms of adj avant-garde

1 sense of avant-garde

Sense 1
avant-garde, daring -- (radically new or original; "an avant-garde theater piece")

INDIRECT (VIA original) -> unoriginal -- (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham)

Similarity of adj avant-garde

1 sense of avant-garde

Sense 1
avant-garde, daring -- (radically new or original; "an avant-garde theater piece")
       => original (vs. unoriginal) -- (being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind")

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